I’ve blogged in the past about needing music when I write. If you stop by on Wednesdays for the WIPpets, you’ll have noticed the last two weeks I included “theme” music for the characters. I don’t consciously pick music for my characters or scenes. Things usually just click. Often it’s only a feeling I get from the melody, or a line or two from the lyrics that completely sum it up. I thought it would be fun for those of you who’ve read First of Her Kind if I shared some of the music that inspired me. I’ll be interested to know if you agree with any of my choices, or have some of your own. If you haven’t read it, perhaps these songs will inspire you to do so. 🙂
Meriol’s Theme: Skellig by Loreena McKennitt ~ mainly for the verse
Now take the hourglass
And turn it on its head
For when the sands are still
‘Tis then you’ll find me dead
Ciara’s Theme: Wunderkind Alanis Morissette
Bolin’s Theme: Coinleach Glas an Fhómhair by Clannad ~ Bolin has a lot of songs. This is just one because. . . well, look up and read the lyrics. It’s there.
Donovan’s Theme: Bad Things by Jace Everett ~ I don’t listen to much rock/pop/metal music when writing fantasy. Usually it’s soundtracks, instrumentals, alternative type music. Every time I hear this song, though, I think of Donovan. I don’t know that it needs any explanation. If it does, you need to read the book. Now.